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“Perfect evocation of what it’s like to live in conservative, rural America at this particular moment”
- Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival Jury
"Beautifully acted, very well shot”
- Ray Greene LA Critics Association
Director Nick Frangione draws on his childhood memories of growing up an outsider in rural Pennsylvania for this affecting drama. After the death of his mother, heartbroken 15-year-old Shaw (Nolan Lyons, Boardwalk Empire) is compelled to move in with his estranged father (James Le Gros), a conflicted alcoholic more concerned with hunting deer than raising a son. Shaw, already a bullied outcast at school, struggles to come to terms with his grief and his new life with an emotionally distant dad while wanting a traditional funeral for his mom — something his father can’t afford. Frangione evokes what it’s like to live in conservative, rural America at this particular moment. In a world of swap meets and damaged souls, will this grieving teen find a place to fit in?
Fayetteville Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature Film
Flickers Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival - Best Feature Film First Prize
Breckenridge Int'l Film Festival - Best Actor, Nolan Lyons
Santorini International Film Festival - Best Feature Film
Tiburon International Film Festival - Orson Welles Award (For achievement in Directing)
WOMEN LIKE US
Women Like Us — an official selection of the 2018 Bentonville Film Festival and 2017 Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, features the story of three women as they take an incredible journey across the United States and Kenya, engaging with powerful women leaders who are confronting social injustices by advocating for and equipping women with tools to create positive change in such areas as sex trafficking, female genital mutilation, depression, teen suicide, women’s access to education, homelessness, and more.
Women Like Us presents a thought-provoking call to action for women everywhere to join forces through the innate power women possess of compassion, courage and communication. Featuring actress/comedian, SHERRI SHEPHERD, former E! News host, CATT SADLER, former executive producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show, DIANNE HUDSON, life coach and motivational speaker, TIM STOREY, former First Lady of Kenya, IDA ODINGA, CNN Hero, ROBIN EMMONS, co-founder of the Los Angeles Dream Center, CAROLINE BARNETT and music by Grammy nominated artist, MOBY.
Director: Sally Colón-Petree
In an attempt to rectify their criminal past, a once successful Hollywood starlet, turned prostitute, and a petty, misogynistic thief, set out together to solve a high profile child abduction case in San Francisco.